Infographic: Lean Software Development

Startups and large enterprises both want to avoid market failure. The lean movement is a product of this desire to minimise risk and maximise value. Startups and large enterprises both want to avoid market failure. The lean movement is a product of this desire to minimise risk and maximise value. Lean-agile methodologies will become the de facto software development methods in the next decade. Early adoption of these practices will increase product competitiveness and help businesses stay ahead of the

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Cloud Listening: Stories of How to Derive Best Value from Cloud

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If you ever harken back to the good ole times of the pre-smartphone era, you would probably remember reading the newspaper on the way to work. Times have changed and how! We don’t have to wait until the paper hits the curb to find out what is in news. Instant news is here! You will never be more than a notification away from what’s trending thanks to the internet and the smartphone. The internet, the smartphone and let me add

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An Introduction to the Architecture of a Cloud Platform

Architecture of a cloud platform

Piecing the Cloud Puzzle together: A Cloud is a comprehensive platform providing services that support application development and hosting. The services offered by a cloud platform may be categorised into fundamental services and higher level services. The higher level services are built on top of the fundamental layer. Let’s explore the essentials and add-ons of a cloud services  suite: A. Building-block services Any self-respecting cloud provider will have these fundamental services in his arsenal The fundamental services offered by Amazon

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Shifts in Cloud Strategies, is it Rivalry or Evolution?

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The Cloud race is getting hotter; the New Year began with major cloud vendors like Amazon and Microsoft announcing price cuts. Google responded to these price changes by announcing that its platform was still the most economical option through a company blog. So is the cloud rivalry all about pricing? Definitely not! So what shapes an enterprise cloud strategy if not pricing? The past few months saw some high-profile enterprises make changes in their cloud strategy. They tell the story

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Looking for alternatives to Parse? Learn what Google offers to mobile developers.

The ground shook for a 600,000 strong developer community when Facebook ‘axed’ Parse. The announcement met with disbelief, anger and anguish from Parse users. This was three months ago. Now disgruntled parse users are looking for a new Mobile Backend-as-a-Service, (MBaaS) and trying to navigate a tricky migration.  Judging by the reactions, Facebook seems to have alienated a sizeable section of the developer family with this move. Was it a Foolish Move? Not if economics were Facebook’s priority! To comprehend

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What is Google Cloud Dataflow?

Google Cloud Dataflow

Enterprises have a new problem; they are recipients of never-ending streams of data. Trying to stay on top of the data deluge is not easy. The exponential rise in information has left even the best data scientists flummoxed. The IoT revolution is exciting for the sales & marketing guys but portends a scary future for data scientists. The Challenge They Face: Process and analyse terabytes of information streaming every minute to generate meaningful insights. What Is Cloud Data Flow? Dataflow

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Apps can now see! What more can Google Cloud Vision API do?

Google Cloud Vision API

If you are a pet lover, you will have done what I am about to tell you by now. When you feel stressed at work or elsewhere and your pet isn’t with you, you try garnering some canine love on your phone. And google has been your best friend in accomplishing the task for a while now. Google photos can sift through the myriad memories on your phone to find the ones featuring your pet instantly. Google accomplishes this enviable

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The Top 3 Cloud Platform Providers: Pros and Cons

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Enterprise applications are on the move and looking to find their new host. They are stepping beyond the restrictive confines of their in-house data centers to explore living on the cloud(s). But the cloud world is never stationary; the cloud landscape is in a constant state of flux. Hosts flex their computing muscle, bring out innovative offers and dole out price-cuts to win the customer acquisition contest.   With all of the rapid changes in the field, it’s easy to

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